A Short Post on Men and Food

It’s funny how fast I change my mind. For example, yesterday I came home and threw together a salad for dinner, and pondered over how nice it was not to worry about cooking for two. I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, I thought to myself. I’m happy eating the same thing every day, or throwing together what Jay calls his bachelor chow, which is a bunch of veggies plus a meat all in one dish and voila you have a meal. Then I decide out of the blue to make ketogenic coconut mug bread and text him a picture with a note that says, “Ketogenic coconut mug bread. 8g carbs.”


Immediately he texted back: I WANT THAT!

My God I’ve figured out how to get his attention.

You better believe that in that moment I created a thousand meals for this man faster than you can say “I do.” My brain was like a rolodex (I’m totally dating myself with that one–does anyone even know what that is anymore?) flipping through recipes I’ve posted on Pinterest, scheming up all the different meals I’ll be cooking for him. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I can do that! Especially because I love food, and he’s very into healthy eating.

Of course. Food. My grandma taught me about that as soon as I came out of the womb. She had me in the kitchen from the time I could reach the counter top. Probably even before that because she had this little step stool you could stand on and help her make biscuits. She and my granddad lived on three acres of land, most of which was a vegetable garden. When I was a kid we’d sit on the porch in her rocking chairs and hull white acre peas, which are like black eyed peas but better.

This keto coconut mug bread is nothing like Grandma’s heart-attack-inducing biscuits, but it’s pretty darn good. Here’s the YouTube video with the recipe:

I made mine with coconut milk creamer instead of whipping cream, and I slathered ghee on it with a bit of extra Himalayan sea salt. Nothing’s wrong with dairy, and I’m sure cream and butter would be more delicious, but I just don’t eat dairy right now due to some personal health issues. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil (simply because I’m out), which gave it a sweet flavor (sweet if you haven’t had sugar in months, possibly bland otherwise). I want to try it with almond flour which I prefer over coconut flour but hey, I can’t complain. This tasted like a sweet biscuit. Heavenly. I had it last night with grilled chicken salad and it all filled me up! Amazing.

One little caveat: you do make it in a microwave which possibly causes cancer, but hey, you can’t win them all.

Anyway. The only thing better than finding food that’s not only tasty but easy to make is finding something tasty and easy to make for someone else. This is my goal. Then I can teach others how to do the same because few of us have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

I have to get to work now so that’s all I got. Nutrition is what I study, so who knows? Maybe I’ll start a nutrition blog with recipes and pictures, etc. I don’t know how not to make this blog a diary though so it might be a weird nutrition blog but hey, I bet there’s a niche for that. Probably someone’s already doing it.

Okay, for real this time, I have to go.

Peace and love,

TCH

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